Metito sets ball rolling for new desalination plants

The seawater desalination plant of Tenes
The seawater desalination plant of Tenes © AEC
Despite its promises to use state-owned construction group Cosider, the national oil giant Sonatrach has awarded a $75.4m contract to the Emirati company Metito to build one of its three new seawater desalination plants. The use of this energy-guzzling technology is however increasingly contested. [...] (602 words)
Issue dated 18/01/2022 Reading time 3 minutes
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